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Who can apply?

• Young person aged 11 years to 25 years

• Resident in the parish of Probus

• Attending a school, college, university or training establishment, or preparing to start a job

• In need of financial assistance (in receipt of an income-based benefit, or can show other proof of financial need)

What can the money be spent on?

Books, training, work-related clothing, uniforms, tools of a trade, work-related travel, professional fees (or other costs at the discretion of the trustees).

Amount of grant

Minimum £50, maximum £500.

Grants awarded to date

The trustees of the Fund met to consider grant applications 10 times between July 2014 and July 2019.

30 grants were awarded, varying from £90 to £500 and averaging £292. The successful applicants have included those studying at Roseland College, Truro College, St Austell College and various universities. In addition, there have been those going into apprenticeships and into a first job.

The type of items funded have included: books for studies, uniforms, sports equipment, travel costs associated with apprenticeships and jobs, laptops, professional training courses, and participation in the Duke of Edinburgh award.

In all cases, the successful applicants have been in financial need either through being in receipt of certain benefits or demonstrating particular circumstances that the trustees felt merited the awards.

How to apply

Application forms can be downloaded from the website and must be completed by the applicant if over 18 years, or by the applicant’s parent if under 18 years. Or contact one of the trustees for a form.

The Fund is closed for applications. The next funding round will be in June/July 2020.

An application form in pdf format can be downloaded here Application form

You should be able to fill in the form on your computer screen using a pdf reader programme such as Adobe Reader. You will then need to print out the completed form and sign it before posting it back to the secretary or scanning it and emailing it to us.

Confidentiality and Data Protection Act

Probus Exhibition Fund 2013 has registered with the Information Commissioner's Office as a Data Controller. The information provided by applicants for grants will be kept confidential by the trustees. The information will be used solely for the purposes of assessing the applications for grants and will be used for no other purposes. When grants have been awarded, the Fund will publish information about the total amount of money distributed and general information about the type of awards but no specific information about individuals will be published without the express consent of the individuals involved.

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